Racine Brown is a business anthropologist and user experience researcher with extensive research and leadership experience.  Racine’s perspective on people and on the conduct of research is informed by a wide array of roles filled and activities he has participated in over the last couple of decades. 

After graduating with a BA in anthropology from Wake Forest University, he served a tour in the United States Marine Corps as a platoon leader and staff officer.  Racine is well versed in theory and practice in biocultural anthropology from his time in graduate school, first completing a Masters’ in anthropology at the University of South Carolina and then a Ph.D. in applied anthropology at the University of South Florida.  

His post-graduate work includes research on the association between traumatic brain injury and post-injury weight gain during a post-doctoral fellowship at the Tampa Veterans Affairs Medical Center and pro-bono consulting for a couple of Tampa Bay-area non-profits.  Racine’s UX research work includes consulting with startups in the property-tech and fin tech spaces and work as a lead UX researcher and research Manager for Radiant Digital, LLC.  

This week, he will start a new role as a senior UX researcher for AnswerLab.